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  • You are supposed to take someone's life

    No one has the right to take someone's life. Even if they have murdered someone; that does not give the reason for the U.S to take their life. If their life is taken what lesson do they learn about not killing. No one should have the right to take someone's life.

  • It's primitve and is a violation of human rights

    The point of jail is to correct the individual, not to kill them, besides which , the gov has no right to kill someone , last time I checked we are entitled to life liberty and pursuit of happiness, unless the government says you can't have you're inherent rights. Executing someone is something a primitive country does, not to mention it shows the government and society giving up on the person, which is unacceptable, their function is to help people, not kill them and take away their supposedly inherent right which are being totally violated. I understand the victims may feel they need to die , but they may need to learn a little Christian forgiveness, religion aside, and understand that they have serious issues and a 40 year sentanxe or longer would certainly be enough . What we really need to do is prevent the crimes before they happen by society actually giving a crap about its citizens and giving them proper mental and physical care.

  • Ban the death penalty!

    I think the U.S. should ban the death penalty, and here's why. It actually costs more to execute someone than it does to keep them in prison for life. That doesn't seem like it makes much sense, right? Well, it costs more to get the paper work, syringe, and lethal substance to kill someone than it does to sponsor their food and clothing. If you don't believe me, look it up. Another reason we should ban the death penalty is if someone kills someone else, and we kill them, aren't we just as bad? Also, innocent people have been killed, leaving a murderer out on the streets with a clean getaway. If someone is still alive, in jail, we can keep testing their DNA to see if they're innocent. If we kill them, and find out they're innocent, the best we can do is find the real murderer. We can't bring a dead person back to life. One final reason to ban the death penalty is that it's a cruel and unusual punishment, violating the 8th amendment to the Constitution. Because we punish people for killing, and find it cruel, we're doing the same thing!. This is why I think the U.S. should ban the death penalty.

  • What gives the state the right to kill if its wrong, 2 wrongs don't make a right!

    Most oeaple that get the death penalty are poor and can't afford lawyers. There have been many people w who were wrongfully sentenced that were found innocent after spending a decade in jail that by the way many of them have gone private now and make more profits than ever. The draconian system ththe UnitedStates runs has not worked and it never will as long as we have morons running it like we have now. You would expect the system to change with the times but unfortunately it has not and for statistics the good old US is getting worse not better!

  • Irony to Government and Innocent Deaths

    Killing is bad the government says. But they still serve the death penalty! That goes against their logic/ opinion. Also, there is a chance that they are innocent and could be convicted of death penalty and had nothing to do with the crime! It could have been set up by the killer/murderer. This has happened many times before, so choose wisely!

  • Irony to Government and Innocent Deaths

    Killing is bad the government says. But they still serve the death penalty! That goes against their logic/ opinion. Also, there is a chance that they are innocent and could be convicted of death penalty and had nothing to do with the crime! It could have been set up by the killer/murderer. This has happened many times before, so choose wisely!

  • An Eye for an Eye

    I still fail to see how a man killing another on the street and the government killing somebody is any different. If killing is wrong then that behavior should be corrected, not repeated.
    Also, Id like to add that the 10 safest countries in the world (Iceland, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Austria, Finland, and Sweden) have all abolished the death penalty. There are obviously alternate and more effective means of discipline other than capital punishment. Otherwise Countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Sudan would have better political control.

  • An Eye for an Eye

    I still fail to see how a man killing another on the street and the government killing somebody is any different. If killing is wrong then that behavior should be corrected, not repeated.
    Also, Id like to add that the 10 safest countries in the world (Iceland, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Austria, Finland, and Sweden) have all abolished the death penalty. There are obviously alternate and more effective means of discipline other than capital punishment. Otherwise Countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Sudan would have better political control.

  • The death penalty needs to be banned

    There is a boatload of evidence to show that the death penalty is not a deterrent for crime, and the 32 states that have the death penalty as an option have much HIGHER rates of violent crime than the 18 that banned it. It is a cruel and unusual punishment, and not just for those under 18. It is essentially state-sanctioned murder, and it is not a good punishment under any circumstances.

  • It should definitely be banned

    There is a boatload of scientific evidence that shows that the death penalty is not a good deterrent for crime; in fact, the 32 states that have not banned the death penalty yet have much higher violent crime rates than the 18 states that have banned the death penalty. It is cruel and unusual punishment, not just for those under the age of 18. What gives the gov't the right to decide who lives and who dies for the same offense?

  • No it shouldn't

    No, the United States should not ban the death penalty. I understand that some people think it's cruel and that there's always the remote possibility of a wrong conviction, but I try to put myself in the victims and their families shoes. If someone I loved was murdered I would absolutely want justice. An eye for an eye in my opinion.

  • Keep death penalty

    I personally think that the United States should definitely keep the death penalty. What else is there to deter people from committing heinous crimes and then just spending the rest of their lives in jail while other taxpayers pay for their everyday things. It someone kills someone and it's proven 100% true, then they should go the same way.

  • No, the death penalty is an important part of the justice system.

    I think it would be a mistake to ban the death penalty. I believe that it's a just way to punish criminals who commit the worst crimes. If it's taken away, then someone who commits these crimes will know that if they get caught the worst that will happen is they sit in a cell for the rest of their life. For some, that's not much of a threat. Taking away the death penalty would also add to the overcrowding of prisons. Some prioners make parole if they've earned it. But if there is no death penalty, then it makes sense that all those who would have earned it would be in for life. That means more for the rest of us to pay for.

  • No, the death penalty is appropriate

    The death penalty is an appropriate action to take in response to the most serious crimes. Nobody should be exempt from death as a punishment from these types of crimes. In addition, having the death penalty around will make the criminal think much more seriously about committing these crimes, and in turn will reduce the crime rate.

  • Jail doesn't always rehabilitate someone

    When someone is put to a life sentence instead of a death penalty, they don't always change during their time in jail. If anything, jail seems to corrupt them even more. Plus, if you've served most of your life in a life sentence and finally get let out some people commit suicide. They've simply been in jail too long to know anything else, to have any other purpose. Is that really a better alternative? If you throw a guy in jail do you really think that serving a life in prison will actually change them? Doesn't it just make them hate the government even more? You simply just can't change a guy after he's murdered somebody. It may be true that it's cruel to kill a murderer, but it's not as cruel as forcing them to think about it for the rest of their life . . . In jail.

  • The Death Penalty Should Not Be Banned

    The death penalty is not cruel enough to pay for what these criminals did. They took someones 1 and only life away. Without it prisons would get overcrowded, it attacks the problem at it's source,etc. It's a serious problem, but these people(murderers) deserve to suffer or work. They shouldn't life their life in a cell not doing anything.

  • It needs to stay

    Not all people deserve it, but in extreme cases life in prison just wont cut it. I don’t think it should be used often however, but it shouldn’t be banned. Also, how come the death penalty should be banned when it is killing a criminal, but abortion kills an innocent fetus and its okay? Doesn’t make sense to me, but if you want to ban the death penalty you should also want to ban abortion.

  • It needs to stay

    Not all people deserve it, but in extreme cases life in prison just wont cut it. I don’t think it should be used often however, but it shouldn’t be banned. Also, how come the death penalty should be banned when it is killing a criminal, but abortion kills an innocent fetus and its okay? Doesn’t make sense to me, but if you want to ban the death penalty you should also want to ban abortion.

  • Advantage for the criminals

    If we would ban this motion, we are letting all of these criminals free. We are giving them an image of us giving in so they can take advantage of this and create more crimes, knowing that they wont die from it as everybody knows that nothing is as bad a death.

  • Advantage for the criminals

    If we would ban this motion, we are letting all of these criminals free. We are giving them an image of us giving in so they can take advantage of this and create more crimes, knowing that they wont die from it as everybody knows that nothing is as bad a death.


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